Why Presuppositions Can Advance Science, While Dogma Hinders

A scientist’s presupposition can support productive inquiries, but when presuppositions slide into dogma science is harmed.

It’s doubtful very many of us claim to have no presuppositions. We also assume that scientists hold presuppositions. But, when it comes to doing science, are presuppositions held by scientists good or bad? Here we suggest they can support…



Is consciousness produced by the physical material of the brain or is it “something more?” The issue is a major dividing line between physicalists and anti-physicalists with big implications for our culture and values.

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Gerald R. Baron

Husband, father, grandfather, mostly-retired, farm advocate, author, communicator. Deeply curious about science, nature, spirit and history.